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Pain below the jaw when I sneeze, can feel it in the ear also. Remedy ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doc
Doctor:Good Afternoon
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
User:Good afternoon
User:this side XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Hi Mr. XXXXXXX please proceed with your query.
User:sir i am having a pain below my jaw which is not very intense
User:but when i sneez
User:it occurs
User:and sometime i feel it in my ears also
User:this is there from couple of weeks
Doctor:I would like to know some more details regarding the pain.
User:but when i gargles
User:it reduces
User:rest you ask
User:if you require more details
Doctor:1. Where exactly, below the jaw, is the pain?
Doctor:2. Is it only at the time of sneezing?
Doctor:3. Do you have sinus infection?
Doctor:4. Do you get frequent cold and sore throat?
User:sinus infrection means
Doctor:Sinus infection- frequent episodes of nose block with headache.
User:no i dont
User:sometime headache
Doctor:May I know the exact location of the pain?
User:below tooth cannel
Doctor:Do you mean to say it is below the jaw, towards your neck?
Doctor:Which side of the neck does it happen?
User:i have been to doc month before
Doctor:Do you get the pain in the ear also on the same side?
User:yes i do
User:he said i was have upper respiratory infection
Doctor:Did you have any medicines for the same issue?
User:so i had Azibact for 3 days
User:and SN-15 also
User:So doc, what it seems like
Doctor:Let me guide you according to the details you have given.
User:could it bcs of tonsils
Doctor:It seems that your doctor was correct in saying that it is an upper respiratory tract infection.
Doctor:I will explain how it occurs.
Doctor:There is a small tube which connects between the middle ear cavity and the throat, which opens near the front side of throat.
Doctor:It is called as Eustachian tube.
Doctor:Whenever there is an infection in the throat, due to cold, cough, sore throat, tonsillitis etc, it can cause the blockage of this tube.
Doctor:It can also cause irritation of this tube.
User:yes i feel blockage feeling
Doctor:When such a situation occurs, there can be pain while couching sneezing etc.
User:what is the way forward
Doctor:Since it is in the upper part of the respiratory tract, it is generally called as upper respiratory infection.
Doctor:I will guide you regarding what can be done.
User:is to worry about
Doctor:No, there is nothing to worry about it.
Doctor:You can be relaxed about the issue.
User:sure and thanks doc
Doctor:Simple steps can help you to get relieved of it.
User:sir if you can also share that for how long it can last
Doctor:Sure, I will guide you.
Doctor:Try the following measures.
Doctor:1. Gargle your throat, 2-3 times daily, with warm saline.
Doctor:2. Steam inhalation with Cap. Carvol plus dissolved in the water.
Doctor:Carvol Plus is a capsule which is available in the pharmacies.
Doctor:You can dissolve it in hot water before inhaling the steam.
Doctor:3. Avoid drinking cold water.
Doctor:4. Avoid having refrigerated food.
User:should i stop having curd
Doctor:5. Maintain your room at a warm temperature.
User:as i generally have it
Doctor:Curd can cause an aggravation in throat infection sometimes.
Doctor:So it is better to avoid it.
User:sure sir.
User:Great help
User:will follow your instruction
Doctor:If this does not improve in 5-7 days after following the steps, you will need to consult an ENT specialist.
User:sure sir.
Doctor:He/she will be able to find exactly where the infection is starting from, and then treat it accordingly.
Doctor:Have you followed all my suggestions?
User:no i didnt in past
User:but will follow in past
User:i was exposed to extream cold in last 1 month
User:since this started
User:i have done gargles few times in last 1 week
Doctor:I hope you understood all that I explained.
User:but not regularly
User:i did
Doctor:Is there anything else on which I can help you on?
User:npo thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:I am happy that I could help you.
User:it was great help sir
Doctor:Let me know if you have any health related queries.
User:nothing else
Doctor:Have a nice day!!
User:same to you doc
Doctor:Please leave a feed back.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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